Speaking & Listening Assessments for ELL Students


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Which of the following is an example of an informal assessment?

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1. How might you use total physical response (TPR) to teach English language learners about numbers?

2. How could you use interviews to test ELL students' background knowledge before a lesson on natural disasters?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of how to assess English language learners (ELLs) on their speaking and listening skills. Use the quiz/worksheet to go over key topics like an informal assessment and the total physical response method.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Multiple-choice questions will cover these topics:

  • A way of testing ELLs about their prior knowledge of a given subject
  • Information gap activities
  • Example of a picture dictation activity

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the strategies for assessing English language learners (ELLs) on their speaking and listening skills
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the total physical response method to explain how you could use it to teach numbers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of a picture dictation activity

Additional Learning

Increase what you know about teaching English with the accompanying lesson named Speaking & Listening Assessments for ELL Students. Here are some points to consider:

  • Example of a student who needs help with learning English
  • Analysis of effective assessments for ELLs to test their speaking and listening skills
  • Various activities that can help these students in the classroom